The world's youngest nation, South Sudan has been beset by frequent conflict since it gained independence in 2011. Children face many risks, including violence, displacement and food shortages. Our teams are working hard to protect children, reunite families and support livelihoods.
Conflict in South Sudan has forced thousands of families from their homes. In the chaos of war, children and parents are often separated. Our family tracing and reunification teams help them find each other again. And we ensure unaccompanied children are safe
We're also strengthening child protection systems across the country. We work with local leaders, police, teachers and children to help communities keep their children safe. For child refugees and displaced children, we set up safe spaces. These give them the chance to play, learn and get support to deal with traumatic experiences.